Sunbird in my Window

Sunbird 1

Haiku 254

Morning visitor

The smallest of wild creatures

Come to say hello


Early one morning I heard a very high-pitched twittering coming from outside the window.

Although I couldn’t see him from my position in the room, I knew he was a male Lesser Double-Collared Sunbirdย proclaiming his territory.

He was in the honeysuckle planted right underneath the window, but if I stepped closer to try to see him, he would instantly fly away.

Sunbird 2

So I grabbed camera phone and keeping well back out of sight, I very carefully sneaked my hand past the curtains. Shooting blind, I clicked.

This is what I got.

A beautiful Sunbird drinking nectar from the honeysuckle.

What a treat.


19 thoughts on “Sunbird in my Window

  1. Murphy's Law

    What a wonderful shot you got….blind no less!!! He is a little beauty. What a thrill to look out your window to see such an incredible sight. How lucky for us that you knew exactly what you heard!! Thank you. Nice Haiku.

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you ๐Ÿ˜€
      I have planted honeysuckle outside a few windows, so it is great to see these little birds fly off in a flash of iridescent green! Usually I only get chance to capture the image in my head! ๐Ÿ˜€


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